In the News: California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees | New York Times

UC Hastings Law Professor Veena Dubal spoke with the New York Times about Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a landmark bill that will require gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft to treat workers as employees, not like independent contractors.

When asked about potential actions taken by Uber and Lyft in response to the bill, Dubal told the NY Times, “it would still generally be advantageous for Uber and Lyft to rely on incentives like bonus pay to ensure they had enough drivers on the road to adjust to customer demand much more nimbly than if they scheduled drivers in advance.”

“It doesn’t make sense for them” to drastically limit flexibility, Dubal said to the NY Times.

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